The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that concurrent solo exhibitions of watercolor paintings by Laurie Candelaria (Johns Island, SC) and fused glass works by Stacey Green (McClellanville, SC) will be on display at Park Circle Gallery from January 4-28, 2023. A free reception hosted by the artists will be held at the gallery on Friday, January 6, from 5:00-7:00pm. The public is invited to attend.
Life – Watercolor paintings by Laurie Candelaria
In her exhibit, Life, Laurie Candelaria of Johns Island, SC, presents a collection of watercolor paintings that highlight all different aspects of “life” in the Lowcountry. Each piece captures the energy and essence of beach life, wildlife, plant life, marsh life, and more. Candelaria received a Fine Arts Degree from the University of New Mexico. She began her artistic career in metalsmithing, moved on to stained glass/mosaic glass, and now loves to paint with watercolor. See the artist’s work on Instagram at @lauriecandelariaart.
Fired and Iced – Fused glass works by Stacey Green
Fired and Iced features fused glass works by Stacey Green of McClellanville, SC. Working with layers of glass powders, Green creates glass pieces in a variety subjects inspired by her childhood in picturesque New Zealand, her time spent in the West Coast of Canada, as well as the past 25 years surrounded by the beauty of Lowcountry. While she has worked with stained glass, mosaic glass, torch glass, and blown glass, Green has come to favor fused and kiln formed glass, which requires multiple firings. “Glass can be mesmerizing, intimidating, sharp and soft, all at the same time,” Green explains. “There is always an element of surprise when the kiln is opened many hours later as glass has a definite mind of its own. I have learned to expect the unexpected.” See the artist’s work on Instagram at @green_koru_studio.
The Park Circle Gallery is located at 4820 Jenkins Avenue in North Charleston. Admission is free and free street parking is available on Jenkins Avenue in front of the gallery, as well as on the adjacent streets and in parking lots close by. Gallery hours are 11:00am-6:00pm Wednesday-Friday, and Noon-4:00pm on Saturday. For more information about PCG, call 843-637-3565 or email [email protected]. For information on other Cultural Arts programs and artist opportunities, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website.